Originally Posted by wbroun
Sorry, shoulda clarified: East Coast only ...
Give Sunday River a try.
In my experience, the side-to-side width of Sunday River seems to spread out the crowds pretty nicely. There are some really long greens up top that are great for smell-the-flowers relaxed skiing. They connect together so that you can go all the way from Barker Mtn to Jordan via one set of green trails ("Cyclone"?), and return by another set ("Kansas" and "Lights Out", I think). When my kid was tiny she used to love going all the way from one end of the mountain to the other on these, and could pretty much just stand on the skis and not have to make a turn. I remember being bored beyond belief, but it did put several miles on her skis each way.
Except for a slightly odd start, "Lollapaloza" (over on Jordan) is very wide and long, but occasionally does get crowded, so I wouldn't recommend it unless traffic is light.
"Dream Maker" is lower down on the mtn and sees ski school usage, but never seems to be crowded when I've been there. Compared to Killington, there are many fewer expert cross-overs on these SR trails.
Personally, I would recommend Sunday River for her (it gives a much more open, alone-in-the-woods feeling), but if driving distance is an issue, Mount Snow is another appropriate mountain for a low intermediate skier.
It's "blues" are among the easiest blues I have ever seen. Because of its southerly location, Mt. Snow gets much more crowded than Sunday River, but if you stay away from the main trails down the front side, the crowds thin out a lot.
For example, "Snowdance" ( http://www.mountsnow.com/images/trai...inMountain.jpg
) is a wide light-blue cruiser that seems to be off the beaten track for most visitors. Next to it, "One More Time" is a nice long flat ramble through the woods, but it is moderately narrow and sometimes they let it bump up, so it then earns a true-blue rating. Check it out yourself before you put her on it as I don't recall any bail-out points if it turns out to be bumped up.
Tom / PM